Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Call me Bootsy

Where has your lovely hostess been THIS week?
Well, you should have been able to guess this one -

Sunday I did a major ankle roll and fell big time, tearing up my right hand in the process.
Could not stand up. Just laid on the ground, face down, swearing and crying.
It took quite a while to get me up off the ground and into a chair.
Luckily VonSis and VonBroInLaw were there, so was VonMom (another story for another day, and NOT a good one), so I wasn't alone.
They got me up into a chair, and I was convinced my ankle was broken. My hand was bleeding like a sonofabitch.
VonSis took me to urgent care for some xrays.
Good news! Not  broken!
Bad news! Hand tore the fuck up to the point of needing tetanus shot!
Good news! Immobilizer boot and crutches!
Bad news! Can't stitch hand due to location of the gash!
Bad news! Good luck trying to use the crutches with your hand all tore up!!

Even worse? Living alone when you have an injury like this SUCKS. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get groceries via Peapod, but no one has ponied up to do my laundry.  I may have to bribe someone.

Went to work Monday. Let me just say - people suck.  I had to take a train and a bus. And crutch a lot.  By the time I got to work I was in tears, and purple with the exertion of it.
Thankfully, my team is letting me work from home the rest of the week. I'm working, but I'm also taking time to elevate/ice. 

Sleeping? Not going well. Roll over, pain, wake up. Pretty much all night.

I have a follow up with a sports medicine doctor on Friday. Hoping for some good news. I have a lot coming up, and crutches and/or boot are NOT in my grand plan.

2011 and I are so totally NOT friends.


Brando said...

Yuck. Here's to getting better.

Kathleen said...

that super sucks Vonnie. I'm so glad you at least get to work from home. I sprained my ankle and trying to get to work on crutches was terrible and I did not have an injured hand.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sorry to hear it, Bootsy.

Good luck with the mending!

Mendacious D said...

Get well soon!

Also, I learned early that crutches are a great excuse for tripping up people being assholes.

Word verification, interestingly: pride.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...


mikey said...

Good lord. The universe is sure taking pot shots at your ass.

You sure you haven't done something significantly evil to earn all these karma points?

'Cause I gotta tell ya, my dear, Ghadafhi is skating through better than you are.

Let me know if I can help in any way...


Hey, at least you won't have to get all excited rooting for the Bulls...

Jennifer said...

Go to bed for the rest of the year... or drink heavily.

fish said...

I think I would get rid of that mummified hand, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That's terrible! Make sure you get that geetar hand fixed, and don't be shy about telling people on public transportation that they suck.

mikey said...

Geographical limitations.

Because I really don't have enough to do. I'd be happy to do your laundry.

And NO. I probably wouldn't check out your underthings, except to separate them into the 'delicates' pile. With care. Careful care.

You know...